The impingement syndrome of the shoulder, also known as the shoulder bottleneck syndrome, is a narrowing in the shoulder joint which is often caused by a functional disorder of the rotator cuff. The impingement syndrome generally develops through years and can also be seen as the leading cause of the so-called calcified shoulder. The symptoms of the impingement syndrome manifest themselves in the form of severe shoulder pain, which also occur at nightime.
The symptoms of the impingement syndrome are often treated conservatively. In the course of physiotherapy, an attemp is made to strengthen the muscles of the rotator cuff (i.e. muscle build-up training) and to change the position of the humeral head in the shoulder joint. If physiotherapy and medication does not relieve pain, surgery should be considered.
In Orthopädie Zentrum Wien Süd, we are happy to provide our patients with deailed information about various conservative and surgical treatment options.
The rotator cuff consists of four muscles and it is responsible for the stability and mobility of the shoulder joint. If a person falls on his shoulder or arm, this can lead to an acute rotator cuff rupture. This rupture generally leads to a pronounced functional disorder in the shoulder joint. Depending on the muscle affected, certain movements are only possible to a limited extend or not at all. With the help of an arthroscopic procedure, the rupture can be treated minimally invasively.